Researchers at Cardiff University in collaboration with researchers in Lehigh University, USA and the National Center for Magnetic Resonance in Wuhan, China found a simple, low-cost method of directly converting natural gas into useful chemicals and fuels, using the precious metal gold as a key ingredient. Natural gas is one of the greenest fossil fuels, […]

A Washington University in St. Louis team has developed a catalyst that can be used to both generate fuel and provide power. A single device that both generates hydrogen fuel and oxidant from water and, when a switch is flipped, converts the fuel and oxygen into electricity and water, has a host of benefits for […]

Engineers at Lancaster University have led research that discovered a way to generate renewable biofuel additives, using radiation that could be derived from nuclear waste. The renewable proportion of petroleum fuels is set to increase to 20 percent over the coming years, meaning the discovery of a new production pathway for such additives/biofuels could help […]

University of Michigan researchers have used machine learning to predict how the compositions of metal alloys and metal oxides affect their electronic structures. The finding could help pave the way toward cleaner fuels and a more sustainable chemical industry. The electronic structure is key to understanding how the material will perform as a mediator, or […]

A Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory team have new tools allowing scientists to zoom in on a catalytic reaction that’s been a bottleneck in efforts to generate hydrogen from water more efficiently. The bottleneck is a problem in transitioning to a hydrogen economy that will require massive production of cheap hydrogen gas for […]

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